Thursday, September 19, 2019

Today’s Reading: Proverbs 19


21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. - Proverbs 19:21


A popular leadership statement goes something like vision without action is just a dream and action without vision just consumes time. Our plans which don’t lead to fulfilling God’s purpose are not kingdom beneficial. They may be good and right and many plans are, but if we are intentional about making kingdom impact we need to marry our plans with God’s purposes. It is hard to generalize God’s purposes but ultimately His heart is to be in relationship with his children and we are constantly becoming more like him. We are in that relationship somewhere and we are helping others get plugged into the relationship. Our role is a duel role to constantly be mindful of our plans aligning with God’s purposes and leading others to understand the alignment. We formally call these two discipleship and evangelism. We are disciples and we are part of making disciples. It is the only way in which the Lord’s purposes will prevail. Find your place along the continuum of your plans and God’s purposes. The alignment is important.


Heavenly Father, give us the wisdom and discernment to know when our plans align with your purposes. We realize your purpose will always prevail so we want to be walking in stride with you. Help us to not fight the process through our carnal ways. Let us walk in your glory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.